Our Chief Informatics Officer (CIO), Phillipa Winter, has two reasons for celebrations this month, as she both graduates from the NHS Digital Academy, and becomes one of the first certified healthcare CIOs (CHCIO) in the world.
Phillipa joined nearly 100 peers from across the health and care system in England, including Chief Clinical Information Officers, Chief Information Officers and many other professionals that are responsible for leading digital change in the NHS to receive their Masters qualifications in Digital Health Leadership.
Becoming a certified healthcare CIO is another milestone in Phillipa’s commitment to developing her skills in order to continue to drive digital transformation in the NHS through her work here at the Trust, taking part in the first cohort as part of a collaboration with leaders in the USA.
Andy Ennis, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust said:
“Phillipa’s passion for developing the way we use and utilise technology at the Trust has been one of the key drivers in our ability to maintain patient care during the pandemic. Both her and her team have embraced the challenges and used their knowledge and experience to ensure that we have seen as many patients as possible virtually and continue to provide the support and help we know they needed.
“These achievements highlight her dedication to the NHS and to transformation across our services. Congratulations Phillipa and thank you.”